Answers to your questions about the Electoral College, from a historian

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“The game is rigged”: these words can be read in one of the many petitions that have been circulating the Internet following news that President-elect Donald Trump triumphed in electoral votes, even though Hillary Clinton is beating him in the popular vote.

These petitions are part of nationwide calls to remove the Electoral College altogether from the process of electing a president. 

Which even Trump himself supported in the past.

But just how possible is it to get rid of the Electoral College? Or for electors to go against how the states voted?




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